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Booting from USB - status?

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A member of Czech subforum wanted to install ROS from USB pendrive, but after "Press any key..." prompt he got error "BOOTMGR is missing". We attempted to install ROS on HDD to check if it helps, but this didn't change anything.
To load ROS ISO onto the USB flash he used Rufus tool. I'm waiting for more details on used ROS revision/release and filesystem. Did anyone else try to do it? Is USB booting supported at all? :-)

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Post by hto »

Maybe this article will help.

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Re: Booting from USB - status?

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Awesome! I'll forward it, thanks.

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Re: Booting from USB - status?

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I'm really confused about USB booting. I've never done it before, but I'd like to be able to try ROS on my real hardware. (DVD drive died, I never replaced it.) I tried following the LiveUSB link that hto posted, and got completely lost. I used ISO to USB to put ROS LiveCD 0.3.14 on a 1GB flash drive. I confirmed the flash drive had only 1 partition, and that it was Active Primary.

I tried booting my flash drive and got:

Code: Select all

Remove disks or other media.
Press any key to restart
After pressing a key, I got:

Code: Select all

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
Pressing a key after this caused it to display the first error message again, then the second, and so on in a loop.

I went back to the LiveUSB link and re-read it. I tried installing GRUB on the flash drive and tried again. Same results. Can anyone help me? I really don't know what I'm doing. :(

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Re: Booting from USB - status?

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0.3.14 was before the USB work was merged back into trunk.

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Re: Booting from USB - status?

Post by milon »

Oh, right. Oops. Does my overall process sound correct?

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